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Domaine du Calidianus
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd Jean Moulin, 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France   |  
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Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Sainte-Maxime
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Difficult to find a balance :/”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Very much pros and cons for this hotel. First the pros: good location, great staff, clean rooms and modern bathrooms, effective air con, friendly service (including running us into town when no taxi available :)), very tasty food available, two lovely clean pools with plenty of sun beds & sun shades.
Cons: Hard to put a finger on what was not 100% but looked as if it needed sprucing up a bit! Food was good but menu hardly changed over 6 nights. Air Con failed on last day and staff not too bothered about getting it fixed!
All in all, very good value for this part of Cote D' azure. Lovely friendly staff and I can see why people might return year after year.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ascot, Berkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Charming and quiet. Excellent value for money. We had a double and a twin room on ground floor, so we could walk straight out to one of the two swimming pools. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Took them just a day to remember out names, which rooms we were in and our preferences for drinks, breakfast etc. Had lovely salads for lunch a couple of days. Dinner also served but we went out each evening. 5 minute walk down hill to main coast road then 10/15 minute walk into Ste. Maxime.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilversum
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Good value for your money. Beautiful situated on a hill overlooking the sea. It's only 2 storey high and has 2 great pools. Every room has it's own patio on the ground floor and a balcony on the top floors. A 15 minute walk and your in St. Maxime. Only a couple of minutes and you can enjoy the sea! There is a boat conection between St. Maxime and St. Tropez, very nice if you don't want to stand in a traffic jam.
Tip:
Visit the old villages of Ramatuelle and Bormas les mimosas.

Room Tip: Room number 4 is right next to the restaurant, some night people stayed long and became louder as th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seveso, Italia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I've been a guest of Domaine du Calidianus for 14 days in August and we've been given a spacious room with an additional baby bed; the room is provençale style and the bathroom is new.We've been given a room with withswimming pool view but unfortunately with a very small balcony we had to move the tableand the chairs to sit on it, the sun tent wasn't working but luckily the sun beams didn't reached us. Air conditioning mini bar and comfortable beds with comfortable pillows.
The place is very relaxing completely surrounded by pines and trees in a relaxing place just 200 meters from the beaches and 15 minutes walking distance from the center of Ste Maxime, free parking and a night guard patrolling the place.The people working there are kind. My experience is positive, but because the reception for the check out opens at 8:00 o'clock in the morning I was told that the bill It should be paid the night before; because hotels and restaurants are my job I think that the bill should be paid the day of the check out especially because of the mini bar. Anyway the place is perfect for a holiday in Ste MAxime, the restaurant of the Calidianus is not expensive at all and is worth eating there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
112 hotel reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This place was so cheap compared to other hotels of the area that I was in doubt, although reviewes were quite good

The structure is a 2 storey complex that runs in semi-circle hidden among the oleanders, slightly up the hill from the road. It boasts 2 swimming pools and a provencal restaurant and is a piece of paradise on heart, no wonder it was packed with pregnant women looking for a relaxed holiday

Rooms are furbished in provencal style and strangely enough it was the only hotel of this holiday with a bidet

It's worth noting that albeit close to ste maxime it's not in town, so you'll definitely need a car to go to ste maxime - or st tropez, if you fancy that

A note for the tech-freaks, the wi fi works well but reaches only as far as the reception area

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Loed on the road to Saint Tropez this is a very good option to stay. It's a 3 star hotel with a very good service, 2 swimming pools and surrounded by a very nice area. You can go walking to Saint Maxime or you can go by car to Saint Tropez, about fifteen minutes. The price is fair, what's good news in this very expensive area and the rooms are nice with a balcony with a view of the pool. I really enjoyed my stay here.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Surprisingly cosy hotel with warm welcome atmosphere. 2 swimming pools, tennis and table tennis free of charge. We even tried local cuisine which was very good. The breakfast is "french simple" with cold buffet, fresh croissants, all served in the restaurant or in the garden as you wish.
Rooms are pretty small but every room has a small balcony and if you book to ground floor, you have direct access to the garden. The hotel rooms would appreciate some refurbishment (esp bathrooms) and the guest would appreciate new beds as the one we had was "bed of Procrustes".

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Domaine du Calidianus

Address: Blvd Jean Moulin, 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Sainte-Maxime
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sainte-Maxime
#7 Family Hotel in Sainte-Maxime
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Domaine du Calidianus 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Domaine Du Calidianus Hotel Ste-Maxime

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